The UFC heavyweight curse continues, as a new champion was crowned on Saturday night. Stipe Miocic knocked out Fabricio Werdum in front of 45,000 Brazilians.
Check out the play-by-play below:
R1: Quick inside low kick from Miocic is answered with an aggressive left body kick from Werdum. And another left body kick, then a short right for the champ. Outside low kick is there for Miocic, then one inside. Werdum doubles up on his jab to set up a clean right cross. Werdum reaches down for a single leg but Miocic isn't having it. Sharp jab lands for Miocic, then an angle jab. Werdum answers with a clubbing right upstairs, then a charging flurry. Miocic backpedals on the first barrage and, when Werdum oddly chases him again at full speed whilst throwing wild punches, flings a right hand that causes Werdum to nosedive into the canvas. And we have a new heavyweight champion.